Chandragupta Maurya

340 BC - 297 BC

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Chandragupta Maurya (Sanskrit: Candragupta Maurya; Ancient Greek: Σανδράκοττος Sandrákottos; Latin: Androcottus; reign: 321–297 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. Chandragupta built one of the largest empires on the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandragupta Maurya has received more than 7,718,272 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Chandragupta Maurya is the 763rd most popular politician (up from 1,013th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from India (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Politician.

Chandragupta Maurya was most famous for his military conquests and establishing the Mauryan Empire.

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Among politicians, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 763 out of 15,710Before him are Artemisia I of Caria, Merovech, Georgy Malenkov, Árpád, Charles IV of Spain, and Nikolai Yezhov. After him are William I of the Netherlands, Michael I of Romania, Nicolas Sarkozy, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Balian of Ibelin, and Isabella II of Spain.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 1After him are Appius Claudius Caecus, Berenice I of Egypt, Philetaerus, Philochorus, Theodorus the Atheist, Menedemus, and Duris of Samos. Among people deceased in 297 BC, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 1After him is Cassander.

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Among people born in India, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 20 out of 1,227Before him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Ānanda (-600), Shivaji (1627), Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), and Sathya Sai Baba (1926). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Aurangzeb (1618), Brahmagupta (598), and Rani of Jhansi (1828).


Among politicians born in India, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 6Before him are Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Shivaji (1627). After him are Aurangzeb (1618), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).